Number of Listed Historic Monuments:48
One legend says that the name Carcassonne comes from the name of the wife of the last Moor king Ballak who died during the siege laid by the Emperor Charlemagne, Dame Carcas.
This dame was left by her husband to defend the fort and she managed to do it by tricking the Emperor into believing that the citadel’s inhabitants were far from starving – like the attackers would have like to believe after months of blockade. According to the legend...
Carcassonne Weather Pattern
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